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"I shouldn't be able to do this. I saw it on TV."
― Monica Dawson (Heroes)
"It is said learning the sword is as much copying one's betters as it is acquiring technique. That you could perfectly copy my movements with a mere glace is impressive indeed."
― Somei Saito on Subaru Mimaska (Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma)
"The Wuxi Finger Hold!"
"Oh, you know this hold?"
"You're bluffing... You're bluffing! Shifu didn't teach you that!"
"Nope. I figured it out."
― Tai Lung and Po (Kung Fu Panda)

The power to replicate movements after observation. Not to be confused with Instructive Muscle Memory.

Also Called

  • Adaptive Muscle Memory
  • Adomopathy
  • Body Movement Copying
  • Eidetic Kinesthesia
  • Mimetic Muscle Memory
  • Photographic Muscle Memory/Reflexes
  • Psychometric Reflexes
  • Reproductive Muscle Memory

Capabilities

The user can copy any/all movements/actions after observing it performed once, including acrobatics, martial arts, and other physical stunts. With these skills, they can become masters and incredible at what they do, by combining what several forms and movements in rhythmic motions instead of using the same thing over.

User can copy how a person aims, giving themselves incredible marksmanship; however, if they wanted to use certain weapons, they would have to watch a person fire that weapon in order to be able to copy it (such as how to fire a rifle, as opposed to how to fire a bow, or how to throw knives or darts).

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Cannot mimic superpowers; limited to what the body could already achieve.
  • Emotions may get in the way.
    • For example, a user may not mimic a backflip out of fear or another power.
  • Mimicking cannot be instantaneous.
  • Must be able to sense (usually see) what they want to mimic.
    • Won't have access to any skills/abilities they don't sense, so they could miss vital abilities. For example, gaining skill to high-dive without the skill to swim.
  • May be able to mimic the moves only over a short time span.

Known Users

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Yuujiro Hanma (Baki the Grappler)
  • Kazuo Kiriyama (Battle Royale)
  • Various Characters (Dragon Ball series)
  • Kazane Aoba (Keijo!!!!!!!!); via Scanning Hand Ability
  • Humandrills (One Piece)
  • Sharingan Users (Naruto)
  • Ryōta Kise (Kuroko no Basuke)
  • Ri Shin (Kingdom)
  • Garo/Garou (One-Punch Man)
  • Ikki Kurogane (Rakudai Kishi no Eiyutan)
  • Adam (Record of Ragnrok)
  • Subaru Mimaska (Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma)
  • Yu (The Boxer)

Cartoons

  • Drake Sypher (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Jammerhead (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 TV series)

Comics

  • Cassandra Cain (DC Comics)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • The Human Target (DC Comics)
  • Tony Masters/Taskmaster (Marvel Comics)
  • Jeanne Foucault/Finesse (Marvel Comics)
  • Maya Lopez/Echo (Marvel Comics)
  • Sage/Tessa (Marvel Comics)
  • Eidolon (Valiant Entertainment)
  • Master Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Practitioners of the Hercules Method (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)
  • Ryan Tabbot (Gold Digger)

Live Television

  • Adomopathic Alphas (Alphas)
  • Slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Monica Dawson (Heroes)
  • Suki Sato (Tower Prep)

Movies

  • Zen (Chocolate)
  • The Crow (The Crow)
  • Edward Morra (Limitless)
  • Yang Lu Chan (Tai Chi 0 & Tai Chi Hero)
  • Po (Kung Fu Panda)

Video Games

  • Cycloids (Street Fighter EX)
  • Ace (Street Fighter EX)
  • Shinnok (Mortal Kombat 4)
  • Mokujin (Tekken)
  • Tetsujin (Tekken)
  • Combot (Tekken)
  • Edge Master (Soul Calibur 1 & 5)
  • Inferno (Soul Calibur 1 & 2)
  • Charade (Soul Calibur 2 & 3)
  • Olcadan (Soul Calibur 3)
  • Kilik (Soul Calibur 5)
  • Elysium (Soul Calibur 5)
  • Dural (Virtua Fighter)
  • Mimes (Final Fantasy)
  • Butz Klauser (Final Fantasy)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • MechaMew2 (Pokemon Live)
  • Emerl (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Metal Sonic/Neo Metal Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Marisa Kirisame (Touhou Project)

Other

  • Matt (The Subject No. 1)
  • Mimic (Bionicle)
  • Velvet Scarlatina (RWBY)

Known Powers

  • Mimicry (Dragon Ball Series)
  • Sharingan (Naruto)

Gallery

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

Cartoons/Comics

Live Television/Movies

Web Animation/Comics

Video Games

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